Ensemble Symposium for Kito Onlus
During the concert of Bach. His Music & His Words in Llysworney on 16/1 we raised £ 230 for the charity
www.kitoonlus.org, to support health projects in the Philippines! Thanks to Laura Massarotto, who organized the event, and to Cristina Sciarrillo!
Gabriele Piozzi and his Six String Quartets: an Italian musician in Wales
Gabriele Piozzi (Quinzano d’Oglio, 1740 Tremeirchion, 1809) by George Dance, pencil, 1793 Born near Brescia, Gabriele Piozzi lived for several years England and Wales, working as tenor singer, teacher and pianist. Piozzi arrived in England in 1776, and during his stay in the British isles, he published six collections of works for keyboard, strings and voices. His public career was relatively short, but he had strong connections with the cultural elite of the time, namely with Charles Burney and Samuel Johnson, at least until 1784.

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Musick ought not to be treated in that mercenary footing
You don’t perhaps know that I have already some time been thinking of leaving off professing Musick and the first opportunity that offers I shall really do so. It is very well, in your way, when one has a fixed Salary, but to take so much for a Concert, so much for a teaching, and so much for a Benefit is what I do not like at all, and rather than go on in that way I would take any opportunity of leaving off Musick; not that I intend to forget it, for it should always be my chief study tho’ I had another employment. But Musick ought not to be treated in that mercenary footing. (Herschel to his brother, 12 April 1761)

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